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Noudehou 1 Group
In this Group: Denise Hounsi, Aicha, Cica Emilienne, Rosaline, Sognantodé, Pétronille, Pulcherie, Pétronille, Virginie, Ablawa, Rollande Urielle Leger, Philomène, Emilienne
The group NOUDEHOU 1 is composed of thirteen persons who reside in the same district. The group's representative, Denise Hounsi, is the one in the photo with her hand raised. With the goal of boosting business in order to cope better with customer demands, this group is requesting a loan from ALIDé for a second time.

Denise Hounsi did not attend school. She is 63 years old and married to a man named Félicien. The couple have four children, not all in school but all in their care. She and her husband live together with their children and jointly ensure that the diverse family expenses are covered.

To help with diverse family needs, Denise Hounsi has been selling food (rice, beans, corn polenta, served with sauces) for four years out of her home and at a market in Benin. She gets her supplies from a village in Benin.

With the goal of bolstering their business and satisfying their customers further, Denise Hounsi and the other members of the group NOUDEHOU 1 are requesting a second loan from ALIDé. The first loan was indeed repaid.
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Le groupement NOUDEHOU 1 est composé de treize personnes qui résident dans le même quartier. La représentante de ce groupement, du nom de Denise Hounsi est celle ayant une main levée sur la photo. Dans le but de rehausser le niveau de leur activité afin de mieux faire face à la demande de leur clientèle, ce groupement sollicite pour une deuxième fois l'appui financier de ALIDé. Denise Hounsi n’a pas fréquenté l’école. Denise Hounsi est âgée de 63 ans et est mariée à un certain Félicien. Le couple a quatre enfants, dont certains scolarisés et tous à leur charge. Denise Hounsi et son mari vivent ensemble avec leurs enfants et assurent ensemble les diverses charges de la famille. Pour contribuer aux divers besoins de sa famille, Denise Hounsi vend depuis quatre ans, de la nourriture (riz, haricot, pâte de maïs, accompagnés de la sauce) à son domicile et dans un marché du Bénin. Denise Hounsi s'approvisionne dans un village du Bénin. Dans le but de renforcer leur activité et de mieux satisfaire leur clientèle, Denise Hounsi et les autres membres du groupement NOUDEHOU 1 sollicitent un deuxième crédit auprès de ALIDé. Leur ambition est d’accroître le niveau de leur activité. Le premier prêt a été bien remboursé.

Additional Information

About Alidé

Alidé is a Beninese NGO that works to reduce poverty by offering sustainable access to productive loans like this one in addition to savings, training sessions, and social work to low-income families.

Supporters of this loan should be aware that there is some risk of being repaid late. Because the Beninois Ministry of Finance has imposed restrictions on the amount of money Alidé can send to Kiva, the organization can only send monthly repayments in installments smaller than $13,000. This means that some Kiva lenders may receive their repayments late. However, Alidé remains a healthy institution in good standing with its creditors, and Kiva would like to continue working to support its clients. For more information, please refer to Alidé's partner profile page.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Benin

  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Benin Loans Fundraising
  • $4,467,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 526.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Noudehou 1 Group's $1,775 loan helped a member to purchase sacks of rice, corn, and beans to cook and sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 27, 2012
Aug 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 20, 2013